Admiral Sir Edward Hughes (circa 1720-1794) by Joshua Reynolds

Admiral Sir Edward Hughes (circa 1720-1794)

Joshua Reynolds

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Admiral Sir Edward Hughes (circa 1720-1794)

A full-length portrait slightly to left in vice-admiral's full-dress uniform, 1783-1787, with the star and ribbon of the Order of the Bath and a white wig. Hughes was promoted lieutenant for his services under Admiral Edward Vernon at Porto Bello in 1740. He was later with Mathews when he blockaded Toulon in 1744 and Boscawen at Louisbourg in 1758, where he commanded the 'Somerset', 64 guns. He was in the same ship under Sir Charles Saunders at the taking of Quebec in the following year. In 1782-1783, as Commander-in-Chief in the East Indies, he was engaged in five hard-fought actions with the Bailli de Suffren off eastern India and Ceylon. In these neither side took a ship nor achieved a decisive advantage, although de Suffren had the best of it strategically. Hughes returned home immensely rich from prize money and other perquisites.
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